3 Dead After Car Goes Into Pond During Police Pursuit in Georgia
Three people were killed Monday morning when a car went into a pond in Clayton County, Georgia, during a police chase, authorities said.
A spokesperson with Clayton County police told television station WGCL in Atlanta that 4:30 a.m., the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office was chasing a vehicle after a burglary in Fayetteville around 4:30 a.m.
Police say the suspects were driving east on Flint River Road and eventually crashed into another vehicle and overturned in a private pond.
Four people were in the vehicle; one person escaped from the scene.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called for medical examiner purposes, but confirmed to WGCL that they are not investigating the incident.
A spokesperson with Fayetteville police told WGCL that prior to the fatal crash, three men broke the window of a Sprint store in the 1400 block of Georgia Highway 85.
The men allegedly ignored a security guard who tried to stop them and were able to steal several items from the store.
Police say a Fayetteville police officer arrived at the store as the men were leaving. The officer advised everyone on police radio about the incident, and the pursuit was initiated a short time later.